How to Maintain Your Paper Shredder

Posted by Raym Long on 10/4/2016 to Information Security

How To Oil Your Paper Shredder:How To Oil Your Paper Shredders

  • Spread small amount of shredder oil over an entire piece of paper in zig-zag motion (no need to soak, just cover)
  • Feed sheet through shredder and operate in reverse mode for a few seconds making sure oil is dispersed throughout the cutting cylinders
  • Shred a few sheets of paper to remove excess oil
  • To ensure thorough oiling, repeat above steps three times
  • Oil regularly
    • For less than 50 sheets per week, or if you use a small shredder, oil every other day
    • For large quantities, oil after 30 minutes of use or every time you empty the bag
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